A native New Yorker, Chef Rebecca Charles began working in kitchens at age 20. After a decade of cooking in New York, she moved to Kennebunk, Maine where she gained 4-stars for the White Barn Inn and a restaurant of her own design, Café 74, before heading back to NYC.
Back in New York, Rebecca worked at Anne Rosenzweig‘s legendary Arcadia before opening Pearl.
As soon as the door opened, Pearl received a steady stream of accolades, which continues to this day.
In 2016, Rebecca realized her dream and opened a restaurant in Maine, Pearl Kennebunk Beach and Spat Oyster Cellar. They closed in September 2021 due to the pandemic.
Rebecca has appeared on numerous television
shows including Martha Stewart, Regis & Kelly, The Today Show, and Food Network.
Awards & Press
- James Beard Award